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letters laced with ricin to president obama and senator. the president was sent to the president was intercepted yesterday. the secret service says the man, kenneth curtis sent both letters. officials say signed with initials kc. nannette miranda has been looking at the security officers screen mail sent to our capitol and reports now from sacramento. >> this is where letters are sorted out by staff. >> at california state capitol they use these security procedures for mail coming into the governor's, state lawmakers and other leaders as feds do. tony beard says it's screened first for things like ricin and anthrax before mail ever gets to the capitol rail mail room. >> just technology but also a combination of skills we teach people. there are fbi protocols to follow. >> the procedures work with washington, d.c.. they were discovered in the off site location. the screening doesn't work that. is where training can provide protection. >> there is a fine line between threatening and having a right to disagree. >> nothing chemical has been detected in mail sent to late leaders. >> s
, the senate blocked measures that would have expanded background checks for gun purchase. president obama met with the victims of the newtown school shooting victims. he denounced senators who he said caved to political pressure. >> families that know unspeakable grief summon the petition to fight there local leaders not to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. >> a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. they blocked common sense reforms even while these families looked on from the senate gallery. >> it vowed they would do everything they can to protect americans without congress. he says the 20 children demand it. >> at&t is offered a $250,000 reward for information on what investigators say appears to be a, quote, coridated sabotage in the south bay. >> it happened in the pre dawn hours near the substation south of san jose. authorities said someone went down manholes and cut two definitely sections of a fiber optic line and used a rifle to shoot at the substation. >> data went down, and cameras, sur
been arrested in connection with those tainted letters addressed to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. that suspect is identified as 45-year-old paul kevin curtis of corinth, mississippi. his cousin says curtis felt the government had not treated hill well. investigators are waiting for additional test results before they confirm that the letters contained the deadly poison ricin. preliminary tests show they did. security systems intercepted those letters though before they could harm anyone. >>> a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun purchases has failed to advance the u.s. senate. the vote was 54-46 yesterday in favor, but 60 votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted. president obama called it a shameful day for congress. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics, the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who oppo
information about the man the feds say sent letters that were poisoned to president obama and a u.s. senator from mississippi. his name is paul curtis. he has been known to local law enforcement, for what we don't know. and he would sometimes work as an elvis impersonator. the letters that contained a white powder said, quote, no one wanted to listen to me before. what does that mean? so far, nobody is saying. preliminary tests say the white powder is the poison radio ricin. >>> the president didn't mince words today. he called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse for vote no. >> the measure had 54 yes votes but it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. five democrats also opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> coming up, we'll continue our coverage of the latest on that huge explosion in texas that l
, and the information that we received from the federal people that senator wicker and president obama received. >> more tests are being done on the letters. more details now about the poison ricin. it comes from the bean of the caster oil plant, and it is deadliest when inhaled. it could be used to kill an individual, but would not work for a large group of people, and does not pass from person to person. there is only one known assassination using ricin. in 1978, a bulgarian dissident. >>> sabotage in the south bay. new details on the attacks on two crucial utilities. why investigators think they were coordinated. >> possible relief for allergy sufferers. >> then. >> there are firefighters down. >> our coverage of the deadly massive explosion in texas continues. we're gathering new details on this breaking story. >>> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington, but this effort is not over. >> a visibly angry president obama stands with the families of those killed in the newtown massacre. the president isn't the only one blasting the senate for narrowly rejecting the measure. heather hol
that senator wicker and president obama received. >> more tests are being done on the letters. more details now about the poison ricin. it comes from the bean of the caster oil plant, and it is deadliest when inhaled. it could be used to kill an individual, but would not work for a large group of people, and does not pass from person to person. there is only one known assassination using ricin. in 1978, a bulgarian dissident. >>> sabotage in the south bay. new details on the attacks on two crucial utilities. why investigators think they were you kids should count yourselves lucky. we didn't have u-verse back in my day. you couldn't just... guys... there you are. you know you couldn't just pause a show in one room, then... where was i... you couldn't pause a show in one room then start playing it in another. and...i'm talking to myself... [ male announcer ] call to get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington, but this effort is not over. >> a visibly angry president obama stands with the
, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison, one addressed to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker. both discovered, stopped and tested at a postal facility. >> the mail is screen and these tests were undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risks to the general population. >> reporter: both sent out of memphis. one quote from the letter, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. another letter is under investigation. back here in d.c., even the tourists feel the added police presence at the capitol. >> you can feel it, walking around, after boston. things are just a little more tense. >> we ran into senator dianne feinstein just near this spot on the third floor of the senate russell building after the lockdown. no word of any arrests or injuries. >> reporter: packages and letters were all tested, all cleared. in washington, scott mcfarland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details here on the poison itself. what makes it such a serious threat is there is no known antidote. one person was k
to president obama and a u.s. senator. police say that both letters tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. they were signed, i am kc, and i approve this message. they have been traced to a man near tupelo, mississippi. the letters were intercepted yesterday before they could reach their intended targets. >>> there was a measure that failed for more strict background checks for gun control. it was opposed by the national rifle association. the president blasted congress for killing the bill calling it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections. and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> the president pinned the blame on a small minority of republican senators. however, five democrats also opposed the plan. >>> the wife of a former texas justice of the peace has been charged in connection with the murders of two district attorneys. 46-year-old kim williams is also
with suspected ricin to president obama. detectives arrested paul curtis in a department near the tennessee state line. the letter was intercepted today. yesterday the letterer was intercepted. in both cases the nobody was hurt. >>> six votes short. the senate failed to pass a compromise bill that would have expanded background checks. many gun control advocates were hopeful since the bill did not control the controversial ban. president obama clearly angered called today's defeat a shameful day in washington. >> most of these senators could not offer any good reason why we would want to make it harder for criminals to buy a gun. it came down to politics. >> the president voiced his disappointment surrounded by victims of gun violence including former congress woman gabrielle giffords and the families of the newtown massacre. all of them say they will try again. >>> new evidence that the u.s. army knew that a former soldier was a dangerous man. and yet the army allowed jeremy goulet to resign rather than prosecute him. investigators found probable cause to prosecute him for rapes in 2006. his com
obama and other government officials. investigators say the curtis sent letters to the president, senator roger wicker of mississippi and another state official. preliminary tests show ricin was in the letter buzz definite testing is being done. the letters mailed from memphis and investigators believe there may be more. >> several other letters have now turned up and... so other congressional leaders have received letters that believe to be laced. >> the fbi worked with the secret service in mississippi to make this arrest. >> a bill to require background checks on gun sales was shot down in the senate this afternoon. a stunning defeat and one that defies public opinion. now, senator fine he stein's plea from the senate floor. >> yes. the gun bill is dead. background checks failed to get needed votes today, so did senator feinstein's amendment. but in her effort she took to the senate floor with a story of a san francisco police officer who is murdered in the line of duty. >> senator feinstein told her fellow senators what happened nine years ago. >> as officer's approaches the
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